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May 24, 2012 "Diet Fads" Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: For many years, we have read about or experienced a number of different diet fads: Low-carb diet (including South Beach & Atkins) Liquid diet Cabbage soup diet Detox diet Grapefruit Diet Diet Pills While these diets do the trick of losing weight, they are not diets...

April 30, 2013 “Herbs: The Cooking, The Healing, and The Warnings” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Often the use of herbs are misused. Once a manufacturer grasps some health-boosting information about an herb, they start putting it in everything they sell…..tea, gum, candy, drinks, and other some processed foods....

February 1, 2013 “Maintaining Healthy Bones” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, they protect organs, they anchor muscles, and they store calcium. We start building strong bones during infancy by drinking milk. As our bones grow during childhood and adolescence,...

December 30, 2012 “The Benefits and Concerns of a Vegetarian Diet” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: There are certainly distinct advantages of a vegetarian diet, then there are various concerns with nutrient deficiencies for those who are vegetarians. The benefits of a vegetarian diet are low-consumption of saturated fat,...

November 24, 2012 “Coconut Oil” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts from the coconut palm tree. Coconut oil is used as food and medicine. It is a very stable oil, which means it can cook at very high...

September 26, 2012 “Muscle Strength Versus Muscle Endurance” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Both muscle strength and muscle endurance are two very important fitness goals. Muscle strength is your muscle’s ability to generate force in a short period of time. During weight-training, muscle strength can be done by using...

September 4, 2012 “Olive Oil Regulations in The U.S.” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Experts have estimated that between 50% and 80% of extra virgin olive oil in the United States is not “extra virgin”. And what’s even more deceiving is that most of the olive oil sold in...